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Clutch Pilot Bearing

The clutch pilot bearing connects the manual transmission input shaft to the engine crankshaft. The bearing allows the input shaft to rotate independently of the crankshaft.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Clutch Pilot Bearing

  • Abnormal noise when clutch pedal is depressed
  • Hard shifting due to clutch drag; transmission input shaft continues to spin slowly when clutch pedal is depressed

Clutch Pilot Bearing Related Repair Advice

  • The clutch pilot bearing is often a simple bronze bushing, not an actual bearing
  • The pilot bearing should be replaced whenever the clutch assembly is replaced
  • Failure to use a clutch aligning tool can result in damage to the pilot bearing upon re-installation of the transmission

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